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OPINION: Forgetting Mississippi

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:23:00 GMT

President Donald Trump is not afraid to speak his mind on issues, nor is he sheepish when speaking out against those who disagree. It's not for a lack of talking points, I can assure you.




Suspect sought in attempted kidnapping of Mississippi girl

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:53:21 GMT

The FBI and Tupelo police are trying to identify a suspect in an attempted kidnapping in Mississippi on July 4, 2017. The FBI and Tupelo police are trying to identify a suspect in an attempted kidnapping in Mississippi on July 4, 2017.




Hood, Reeves spar over budget in Neshoba Fair speeches

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:27:28 GMT

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood speaks to reporters at the Neshoba County Fair Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Philadelphia, Miss. Mississippi Republicans are harming the public by cutting health spending, Democrat Hood said Wednesday, but Republican Tate Reeves said it's the Democrats who are hurting people by fighting GOP efforts to cut taxes in Mississippi.




Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippi better served with less ideology, more practical policy

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:54:41 GMT

Of late a few people have commented on my political views, believing I have become less conservative. I find it amusing.




3 On Your Side Investigates: Cold case mystery - The disappearance of Annie Laurie Hearin

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:51:20 GMT

On July 26, 1988, a high profile crime rocked Jackson and made national news - the abduction of a 72-year-old wealthy Jackson socialite. Mrs. Annie Laurie Hearin had hosted a bridge club part at her home which ended that afternoon, according to Federal court documents.




Dr. Terry L. Jones: Sea serpents in the gulf

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:53:31 GMT

Summer is upon us, and families are heading to the Gulf Coast to fish and swim. Enjoy the water, but watch out for rip tides, jellyfish, and - sea serpents? That's right! If newspapers are to be believed, there are some strange creatures swimming around out there.




Dan Mullen and Mississippi State Earn Commitment from Mississippi's Top Running Back for 2018

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:30:06 GMT

Mississippi State's recruiting class just got a little bit bigger. Dan Mullen has added yet another recruit to the class of 2018 , and he beat out the likes of Michigan, LSU, Alabama, and Georgia to do so.




Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:22:40 GMT

Willie Cory Godbolt, 35, right, is escorted by several lawmen into a waiting Copiah County Sheriff's Department transport vehicle, following a probable cause hearing in court in Brookhaven, Miss., Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Judge Bryan Harbour determined that a grand jury can decide whether to indict Godbolt, who is charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances.




Bobby Harrison: Republicans have led charge to expand vices in Mississippi

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:30:24 GMT

When I pulled down on the lever, nothing happened. Confused, I mentioned this to a nice woman playing nearby, who informed me this particular one-armed bandit took $100 chips.




Ia d put an asterisk next to Wickera s Obamacare number

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:31:35 GMT

Mississippi Republican Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran both voted for the procedural move that opened the latest around of debate on a replacement for Obamacare. "I have consistently voted to repeal Obamacare, and I intend to do so again," said Wicker in a press release sent shortly after the vote.




Waveland Police Department takes part in Internet crime-fighting session

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:10:52 GMT

As technology changes, so does crime, and members of the Waveland Police Department have been working hard to stay "ahead of the curve," Police Chief David Allen said Tuesday. WPD and the Mississippi Attorney General's office on Tuesday hosted a continuous education training session to help educate officers about the challenges of fighting internet-based crime.




Interagency Data Sharing Agreement Helps Mississippi...

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:05:48 GMT

Until recently, Mississippi had a problem feeding its school children. Despite the free or reduced-cost lunch program, a portion of students were going unfed during school hours.




Civil rights marker rededicated on birthdate of lynch victim

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:26:41 GMT

This June 2012 photo shows a historic sign commemorating the lynching of Emmett Till in Money, Miss. After the opposite side of the sign, not shown, was vandalized earlier this year, officials had it repaired.




Waterford native killed in military plane crash makes last...

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:06:07 GMT

A Waterford native was among the 16 people killed Monday when a U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi. Marine Maj.




Mississippians are drowning in medical debt

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:40:53 GMT

Have you ever gotten sick and then felt sick all over again when you got the bills for your medical care? This study by the Urban Institute shows more than 37 percent of Mississippians ages 18-64 report past-due medical debt. "A little known fact, though, is that bankruptcies have actually been reduced nationwide and in Mississippi as a result of the ACA ," described Mitchell.




Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:29:32 GMT

In this April 6, 2016, file photograph, vehicles are suspended above other installation stations as they are moved along the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co.




Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:29:31 GMT

In this April 6, 2016, file photograph, vehicles are suspended above other installation stations as they are moved along the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co.